Larry wrote in, asking for our opinion on the Jet JBTS-10MJS 10-inch jobsite table saw for home workshop use. While we haven’t reviewed that particular saw, we’re inclined not to recommend it for home use. Opposing opinions are most welcome.
The saw is priced at about $660 (via Amazon) and seems to be reasonably well equipped – for a jobsite saw.
We scoured the web but couldn’t find too many in-depth reviews of the saw. That doesn’t mean it’s not a good saw, just that it’s not as popular as more mainstream brands such as Dewalt and Bosch.
For home use, our attention moves towards the Craftsman 21833, which is normally priced at $650. If you’re patient the saw sometimes goes on sale for as low as $580 with Craftsman Club discount.
Both saws are mobile, but the Jet is more portable, as you would want from a jobsite saw. The Jet weighs in at about 100 lbs, and the Craftsman 265 lbs. With the Craftsman you get a larger table and stouter frame.
User reviews for the Craftsman table saw are overall positive. I did have the chance to briefly use one about a year and a half ago, and it seemed to be a good option in the $500-$1000 price range.
We don’t ordinarily like to talk about one brand or product when asked about another, but in this case it seemed fitting. The reader didn’t mention why he was specifically looking at the Jet, but for home workshop use, it just doesn’t seem to be the best choice.
Would you agree or disagree with our recommendation for the Craftsman over the Jet? Suggestions for other brands and models in the $500-$800 range are also welcome.
Craftsman 21833 (via Sears)